Nnewi is the second largest city in Anambra State. It comprises the four autonomous villages of Uruagu, Otolo, Umudim and Nnewi-Ichi. The expansive city and its satellite towns (including the autonomous neighbouring community of Ichi) have a population of about 2.1 million (2005 estimate)
Nnewi is the ancestral home of some prominent Nigerians like Chief Chukuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, former Military Governor of defunct Eastern Nigeria and President of defunct Republic Of Biafra; Chief Nwafor Orizu, former nationalist and First Republic Senate President; Chief M.C.K Ajuluchukwu, nationalist, anti-colonial fighter and First Republic law-maker; and Chief Augustine Ilodibe, foremost transporter and CEO of Ekenedilichukwu Industries.
Infrastructure & Economy
Nnewi is a huge industrial city (probably the most industrialised city in Africa) with a wide variety of industries including palm oil, cosmetics, motor and motorcycle spare parts, books and stationaries, textiles, weaving, and other industries. It has the largest motorcycle spare parts market in Africa. The prestigious centre of excellence in medicine, the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) is also located in Nnewi.